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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

LIVING LIFE IN THE FAST LANE...

As I was watching Kenz chaseing the cat while meowing in her own little way and hissing , I looked at Justin and said " why does life move so fast? " I then stated how bittersweet the smallest moments like her hissing atg the cats brought tears to my eyes. She is our last kiddo and I am having a hard time with the reality that she will be 2 in just a blink of an eye. I wish there was a slow lane in life! So we could absorb every little peice of our precious childrens life! I try to absorb these bittersweet moments but being a mom of 2 we seem to miss some things. They may be small but to a mom they are the most precious memories... CHERISH THE SMALL THINGS IN LIFE FOR ONE DAY THE SMALL THINGS WILL BE BIG! I miss the days of feeling her in my belly. The anticipation of when she'd arrive in to the world. The day she blessed our life with her presence. Kayleigh will be a teenager before we know it and my baby is growing up way to quick. Sorry, I am a tad weepy watching my last baby girl develop into this toddeler.. Life in the fast lane needs to slow down a few notches. I just cherish these moments knowing it wont be long and she will be off to school... Just bloggin my thoughts...



MUCH LOVE,
JAMIE

Sunday, February 13, 2011

HOW IT ALL BEGAN.....

After reading one of the most touching blog it really inspired me to tell "OUR LOVE STORY".... We all have puppy love when we are younger and tend to feel it's the real thing! That is until you meet the ONE.
I was 18 and a Sr. in High School. He had graduated and was working for the same company he is with today. It was Oct 2000 and my Volkswagon Jetta had a window that had came off the tracks. The weather was drury and raining so my dad would not allow me to take my car out. I called a friend to come pick me up. Well Justin was driving and I had never met him before. He introduced him self and i did as well..

We went to a party and both thought it was lame so we decided to leave. We hung out the rest of the night getting to know each other, talking, laughing just having a blast..He took me home that night and when he dropped me off he leaned in and kissed me and gave me his number.I gave him his number back with mine and said we will see if your really interested in me.... He called the next morning and woke me up... We knew right away we were made for each other. He had everything and more. He was perfect and a true gentleman. We moved out together after I graduated and started our life.... We had some bumby roads but they just made us stronger.. We married in Dec of 03 and that was one of the best days of my life.. We welcomed our first beautiful daughter in tothe world April 27 2004... Our life was complete..Our love only grew stronger and he was by my side through the most horrific time in my life.. When I had my stroke in 2008 and 5 mini ones in 2007.. I was in step down unit for a week and he sat right by me and never left my side.. Once my health was 100% we knew it was time to complete our family as a fam of 4.. May 13, 2009 we welcomed our 2nd beautiful daughter into the world.. McKenzie Lea... We started young but knew from the first night we were made for each other. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband and daddy to our kids. God is GOOD! I love Justin Blue Rawls more and more every day. He is my rock and with out him id be lost!

So thats my short version of our love story. I love our adventure and so happy it's you Justin I chose to grow old with.... Happy Valentines Day bubs... You are amazing and I am so blessed to call you MY HUSBAND...I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK.....

Much Love,
Jamie

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

BEING A MOMMY CALLS FOR BREAKS TOO....

Don't get me wrong I am so incredibly blessed that I am able to stay at home. I worked until Kayleigh was 2 so I missed out on so much. I now realize how crazy they can be at this age due to Kenz.. My day consist of chasing after her, cleaning up her messes, I mean in all honosty it's exhausting but I LOVE THE HECKOUT OF IT.. I wouldnt trade it for the world.. I have crazy days and I feel like I need to do something to get out of the house a few nights a week.. After talking to a mom of one of Kayleigh's classmates I felt 20 lbs lighter. She is a consultant for Premier Designs. So after chatting for a good 30 minutes she had me totally excited.. I am gonna start selling Premier Designs Jewelry! So I am looking forward to getting this show on the road and start getting some shows scheduled.. So if your interested in some great deals on great jewelry let me know and we will get a show goin..... Looking forward to meeting new ladies and getting out a few nights a week..... I love staying at home and my kids are my world but I do need a break every now and then... A little extra money doesnt hurt eaither.. :)
Much Love,
Jamie

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY...

Well just when I was beginning to think wow the kids just may go with out a snow day this year, we got hit. Not extremely bad but Tuesday morning the roads were ice and it was freezing... So low and behold school was cancelled. I see why but last night they had already posted no school for Feb. 2... Um it was totally fine today just completely freezing... So the month of  February started with EXTREMELY cold weather and school closures... I'm very much looking forward to SPRING.....

 So on Tuesday Feb 1 Kayleigh was home due to snow day, and most of you know we had a pregnant pig.... Kay came running out " MOMMA HAD HER BABIES..." I checked and sure enough 2 more pigs.... So the purchase of 1 pig in July has resulted in 5 pigs... We cant keep all these pigs and there will be NO MORE! So I just wanted to introduce the 2 newbies....

HAPPY FEBRUARY!!!  On a happy note MR. GROUNDHOG did NOT see his shadow.... WOOO HOOO.. I can deal with not having 6 extra weeks of winter....




THE NEW BABY PIGS... BORN FEB 1

ICE & SNOW = SNOW DAY......


Much Love,
Jamie




Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

Sunday while making my weekly menu and grocery list I got to thinkin... I am so sick of the same dinners over and over again, but Justin grew up up with the same meals every week and on the same days of the week.. So I got him to adventure out and so far it's been great... Sunday night I made a Mexican Potatoe Soup. Turned out great. I warmed up some tortillas and the soup with the tortilla was a hit.. It was very very good... Last night we had baked marinaded pork chops ( nothing new ) with fresh cooked Asperagus ( not new ) but then threw in a really yummy Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole. So good. Tonight we are having Skillet Meat Loaf with Twice Mashed Potatoes.. Tomorrow night I am making  Beef Stew in the crockpot with Corn bread.. And Thurs were trying a Southwest White Chicken Chili. I absolutly enjoy cooking which is something I despised just a few short years ago. I have concluded if you dont know what to cook or not exactly sure how to cook it you will not have much fun.. But as I have picked up techniques and many different recipes it has become a very enjoyable thing to do. Now I am picking up on the baking due to only knowing how to make banana bread... If you are interested in any recipes we should start a recipe swap..... Tip of mess free cooking is clean as you go..Makes it so much easier to enjoy the process and the meal when your kitchen is clean..
Much Love,
Jamie